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Democracy Now! Friday, May 9, 2003


Published May 9, 2003


Protests Mark 30th Anniversary of New York's Rockefeller Drug Laws
Hip hop legend Russell Simons & the Rev. Al Sharpton call for repeal of the laws outside Gov. Pataki’s office.


The Unborn Victims of Violence Act: Is it to Protect Mothers or Undermine Roe v. Wade?
On Wednesday, Congressional Republicans introduced the “Unborn Victims of Violence Act” that would make it a crime to kill or injure a fetus.

Children Read Mother's Day Cards to Incarcerated Mothers
Two million children in the US now have a parent in jail. Today we’ll hear children reading their Mother’s Day Cards to their moms in prison and hold a roundtable discussion on the plight of incarcerated mothers.


Mother's Day as a Day of Activism, Resistance and Women's Solidarity
in the spirit of suffragist Julia Ward Howe women across the country organize Mother’s Day rallies, actions and celebrations.


Cop Takes Midnight Photos of Pacifist Teacher's Classroom
Vermont teacher Tom Treece talks about why a local police officer snuck into his classroom at 1:30 a.m. to take photographs.


Bush May Invoke Executive Privilege to Keep 9/11 Docs Away From Congressional Investigators
Democracy Now! talks to a man who lost his wife in the attacks and is preparing to sue the White House.


Wounded Knee II, 30 Years Later
American Indian Movement ended its occupation of the village of Wounded Knee in May, 1973, but U.S. government land grabs continue today.


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